Update on the New Requirements as of January 1, 2018

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I don’t know about you, but I sometimes get distracted while reading about all of the amendments to the Act (and the related amendments to twelve other pieces of legislation!). I’ll read a clause in the Act that refers to the regulations. I go to the regulations, then back to the Act, to a condo law blog or magazine, and before I know it I’ve spent hours researching something I had no intention of researching when I started my journey. I’ll usually find something that no one seems to be talking about or that I somehow missed the dozens (?) of times I’ve read through the legislation.

In a previous post (available here: https://ontcondolaw.com/2017/12/12/amendments-coming-january-1-2018/) I wrote about the amendments scheduled to come into force on January 1, 2018. The amendments included:

  1. Adding some warranty coverage for residential conversion condos;
  2. Requiring condos to file returns to the CAO;  and
  3. Creating a new compliance order process for the registrar of the CAO.

I have received a few questions about the status of these amendments because there has been very little talk about them. I thought that I would provide an update to you all today. Continue reading

Amendments coming January 1, 2018

2018It has been a busy six weeks as those in the condo industry learned how to use the new forms, conduct owners’ meetings, and apply all of the other amendments that came into force on November 1, 2017. For more information on the amendments in force now, see some of our previous blog posts:

What is Changing Come November 1, 2017 

The Condo Act Forms are Available!

The NEW PROCESS for Owners’ Meetings

Common Errors with the Amendments

The Condominium Authority Tribunal (CAT)

In a couple of short weeks, on January 1, 2018, the second phase of amendments will come into force. The second phase does not have as many changes as the first, but there are, nonetheless, some important changes worth noting.  Continue reading

Another Draft Regulation Is Available for Comment

feedbackOn July 7, 2017, another proposed regulation was released for comment. The regulation addresses the returns and notices of change to be filed by condos and the public database to be created by the registrar created by the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO). Any person can provide comments on the proposed regulation online or by mail by August 22, 2017. The draft regulation and a plain language version are available online at http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=24490&language=enContinue reading